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Old Florida

Your source for events and happenings along Florida's Forgotten Coast


Florida's Forgotten Coast - known also as "Old Florida" is the name commonly used to refer to a quiet section of coastline stretching 130 miles through 3 counties (Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla) from Mexico Beach to St. Marks, Florida including the areas of Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas,Indian Pass, Apalachicola, St. George Island, Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Dog Island and Lanark Village…extending east to St. Marks, Shell  Point, Mashes Sands,  Panacea and Alligator Point and St. Teresa in Franklin County. 


This portion of Old Florida was indeed "forgotten" during the period when much of North Florida's coastline was developed...and subsequently over- developed.  The Forgotten Coast is a special place today, more for what has been preserved than for what has been developed. Pristine bays, sugar white beaches, coastal marshlands, estuaries rich with sea life, barrier islands with impressive dune formations... and tons of amazing events is what the Forgotten Coast has to offer today! Check out the events calendar and plan your visit today!

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Mexico Beach Community Development Council

Located at 102 Canal Parkway, at the southwest corner of Highway 98 and Canal Parkway, the Mexico Beach Welcome Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and offers visitors a resource for current information about attractions, events, restaurants and accommodations in Mexico Beach.


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Gulf County Tourism Development Council

Located  at 155 Captain Fred's Pl, in Port St Joe, the Gulf County Tourism Development Council will help you learn about everything this area has to offer from the world famous Dead Lakes of Wewahitchka to historic Port St. Joe and America's #1-ranked beaches of Cape San Blas. 

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Franklin County Tourism Development Council

Located at 731 Highway 98, in Eastpoint, the Franklin County Tourism Development Council's mission is to promote Franklin County, Florida as a tourist destination through their natural, historical, and cultural resources with the goal of increasing the number of short-term rental bookings.

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Gulf County is widely known for its white sandy beaches, sapphire blue waters, fishing, and fresh seafood...come and find out what else we have to offer! Just 45 minutes from neighboring Panama City, Port St. Joe provides a genuine vacation experience in a relaxed, inclusive setting, enticing visitors to come back, time and time again. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy sharing our beaches with you! For more information on the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce please visit .


Say goodbye to post-vacation exhaustion when you choose Wakulla as your true Florida travel destination.

Wakulla County is the nature lover’s paradise with over 300 confirmed species of migratory and nesting birds; one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country, and maritime pleasures like scalloping, fishing, diving, snorkeling, and more — What’s not to love about Wakulla?


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